JESSUP, MD – BASF and Vorbeck Materials Corp. have established a joint research program to develop graphene-based formulations and composite materials. As part of the collaboration, Vorbeck and BASF are developing dispersions of highly conductive graphene for producing electrically conductive coatings and compounds especially for the electronics industry. The newly established joint research program will lead to commercial applications in the near future.

Before now, the manufacture of single-sheet graphene on a ton scale has not been commercially feasible. In response to this industry need, Vorbeck has licensed core technology from Princeton University to develop a scalable process for manufacturing graphene in ton quantities and is poised to break some barriers previously encountered with classical graphitic materials.